Personnel of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit have demolished over 1,700 shanties and containers at Fagba Railway lines in Agege.
The Head of Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Task Force, Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement today, November 29, said that suspected illegal substances such as Indian hemp and other dangerous drugs including codeine, skunk and tramadol were recovered during the demolition exercise.
According to him, after the expiration of the removal order, the government gave them additional 21 days grace to remove their belongings and vacate the entire area before embarking on the demolition exercise.
“These illegal shanties and containerised shops were occupied by miscreants and hoodlums who terrorised innocent citizens around Fagba, Iju-Ishaga and Pen-Cinema area, dispossessing them of their valuables, especially early in the day and late at night.
“Investigations conducted revealed that miscreants and hoodlums occupying these illegal shanties were responsible for the destruction of public properties and looting of shops immediately after the recent ‘EndSARS’ protest around Agege.
“It was an eyesore with miscreants and hoodlums freely smoking and selling Indian hemp including prostitution by under-age boys and girls around Fagba railway lines.”